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Seed Certification Bureau

Our Seed Certification Bureau provides certification, verification and crop inspection services for Aotearoa’s seed and grain industry.

We offer independent verification and inspection services for arable crop species to support Merchants, Growers and Processors.  As an Independent Verification Agency, we deliver verification services on behalf of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) for Seed Varietal Certification. 

The team in Palmerston North are recognised for their technical expertise in the Seed Varietal Certification Requirements for the provision of certified seed sown. This forms an integral part of the MPI New Zealand Export Certification Scheme.

Our services include:

  • Grower registrations
  • Allocation of region of production (ROP)
  • Grower applications
  • Field inspection allocation and collation
  • Field dressed labels
  • Machine dressed labels
  • Seed varietal sampling supplies
  • Seed downgrade management and reporting
  • Variety listings (EU, OECD, NZ and AOSCA)
  • Seed Crop Isolation Distance (SCID) system administration

Our customers

  • Seed Growers
  • Seed Cleaning and Processing organisations
  • Seed Merchants
  • New Zealand Seeds Authority (NZSA)
  • Ministry for Primary Industries

We partner with New Zealand Seeds Authority and the Ministry for Primary Industries to ensure the development and deployment of the Seed Certification Information System (SCIS) meets the requirements for all stakeholders. We work together to ensure that the Seed Certification Information System creates confidence in the integrity and quality of New Zealand’s world-class seed industry.

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Certified Seed Growers

Information, links, and applications for Seed Growers can be found here.

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Seed Processors

Information, links, and applications for Seed Processors can be found here.

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Information, links and applications for Seed Merchants can be found here.

Contact Us

Seed Certification Bureau


Team Leader: 06 351 7962
Administration: 06 351 7909 or 06 351 7904

Postal address:
PO Box 609
Palmerston North Central
Palmerston North 4440

Courier address:
Batchelar House
80 Tennent Drive
Palmerston North 4410